First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

By Stephany Lemus
Daniel Franky of Franky Realty was being sued by Hilda and Olga for neglecting to disclose a moldy basement . However, documents between the counterparties were found in the broker's file, including a discussion regarding the moldy basement, a copy of the inspection report, and a document from the new openers  refusing any request for the moldy basement to be treated. Because of issues like these, Narnias's regulations were clarified in 1529 BC to include the necessity to keep documents as well as other relevant data. Hieroglyphic messages are specifically disqualified from the obligation to Hilda and Olga were suing broker Daniel  Franky of Franky Realty for failing to disclose a moldy basement. However, in the broker's file were documents between both sides that included a conversatio...
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By Jacqueline Warner, Put our experience knowledge,service and professio
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2022) – The number of Realtors® involved with buying or selling a property with green features has significantly increased in the past year, according to a recent study from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2022 REALTORS® and Sustainability Report surveyed NAR members nationwide regarding sustainability issues currently facing the real estate industry.Half of agents and brokers surveyed said they helped a client buy or sell a property with green features during the past 12 months, a notable jump compared to 32% in 2021.Nearly two out of three respondents – 63% – said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was very or somewhat valuable. Over half of agents and brokers – 51% – found that their clients were somewhat or very interested in sustainability...
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If you’re selling your house, take some time to get it ready to get the best price. Remodeling with return on investment (ROI) in mind is a smart move. Your house is an enormous investment, and any money you put into it should add value that you’ll recoup when you sell. Although you may have to address some repair and remodeling issues first, some simple cosmetic improvements can help freshen your house and set the tone for a faster and more lucrative sale. Remember to put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers before listing your home for sale. Take a critical look at your space to see what should be updated, upgraded, spruced up, or cleared out. Now, let’s dive right in!Consider Your Location and House ValueSome upgrades may work better for some houses, while other tweaks might wor...
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By Nicole O'Reilly, Licensed in AZ while working on UT and CO.
(Equity Real Eastate)
I've been seeing some troubling trends in our real estate market here in Arizona. I've seen more agents getting closer and closer to ignoring their fiduciary duties. Advising your client to give up their home inspection in their offer, does that seem like a slippery slope? What about when an agent doesn't send their client a listing because the commission is low. Is it in a sellers best interest to take the larger commission split and offer the buyers agent much less? Our clients may not know how these things can hurt them. Keep in mind it's our clients best interest.
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By Mathew Sellers
How often do we see ads that promise certain things? Those ads tend to look very appealing on the outside, and make us want to investigate. Well, that is the purpose of an ad, to catch the audiences eyes. However, how many times have you then called or visited the company and they deliver less than half of what they promised? I have had this happen too many times, and it is something that can be very upsetting, especially if you end up becoming a client for said business. If we are to then start our own business in real estate, why would we falsely advertise? We absolutely should not. When we falsely advertise, the quick popularity we receive from customers won't last very long. As soon as those people realize we lied, we will receive negative reviews, complaints, and can even have othe...
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By Christie M, Content Marketing Expert at Styldod
Every day, we see multiple new listings popping up in the Real Estate Market, but only a few of them gain customer attention. These projects get a better edge on the market and have a higher sale ratio when compared with the other projects out there. Hence to make your real estate listing stand out in the market, you must have a proper strategy and an efficient plan. This article will discuss the proven ways to make your property stand out in this competitive market. Let's take a look. StagingStaging is one of the key factors that'll help you to make your home stand out in the real estate market. An empty room image gives an idea of what the room looks like, but it doesn't look appealing to the buyer. On the other hand, a professionally staged room looks appealing to the buyer because o...
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By Justin Marshall, Kickass Real Estate Team
(Marshall Team - Remax Results)
So happy to be in the great community of Real Estate Agents.  Can't wait to chat with you and grow together!
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By Sonia Taska
(Adams, Cameron & Co., REALTORS)
Advice For Buying a Luxury HomeOwning a luxury home is an amazing feeling, but before the keys are in your hand, you must first navigate a quite different process than normal real estate transactions. When entering into the luxury real estate market, it's wise to heed the advice of agents and buyers who are familiar with these endeavors. Here are a few tips to consider as you shop for a luxury home. Create a Wish ListBuyers of any home can get easily overwhelmed with their options if they don't have a checklist to keep them grounded. Create a list that details the elements or amenities within the home that you absolutely need, that you would like, and that you don't necessarily want. This will keep you focused on finding the home that accurately meets your lifestyle needs. Explore the A...
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By Alejandro Ferro, Real Estate Agent/Investor Servicing Chicago
(Ferro Home Buyers)
After two years of dealing with the pandemic and setting up forbearance plans, many homeowners will be looking for solutions to get back on track.Did you lose your Job during covid? Did you need to relocate or change careers and your income has changed? I want to go over some of the options available and give you some industry insight. It is expected within the next several months there will be a lot of forbearance plans due as Covid-19 relief programs will soon expire.Depending what your current situation with your home will depend on the path taken.Here Are Possible Solutions To Avoid Foreclosure and Get You Back On Track.   Reinstate the past due balance (large sum payment) Repayment Plan (pay more monthly till caught up) Payment Deferral (puts a lien separate amount to be paid later...
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By Debbie Warner, Lawyer
(Warner & Warner, P.L.)
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By Jason Gavadza, Jason Gavadza The Super Bowl Realtor
(Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty)
The Ground Rules For Home Buying Success   Buying a home is a major decision that should not be taken lightly. There are many things to consider before making an offer on a home. Here are some ground rules for home buying success. Section 1: The Importance of Researching Homes Section 2: How to Make an Offer that is Accepted Section 3: What to do After the Sale is Final Home buying can be a daunting task, and with careful planning and execution, the process can be smooth and successful. There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home.  Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your home and your life after the kids have gone, it is important to understand the ground rules for success in the wor...
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Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Columbai, MO. Below the listings are the top subdivisions in Columbia with videos and links to each subdivisions listing page of homes for sale.  And, for your convenience, feel free to register for a free account to receive email alerts whenever new Columbia area listings come on the market that match your specific criteria. Discover your homes current market value with our free market valuation tool.Columbia is beautiful, exceptionally diverse, and wildly alluring. The people are friendly, the city is cultured, and there is an adventure waiting around every winding country road. Columbia, Missouri, or CoMo to locals, is the state’s fourth-largest city. Every month more and more people are choosing to move to this enchanting Mid-Miss...
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By Matthew Madonik, Real Tech with a wide suite of services
ReadyLead is a seasoned, highly-effective, fast-paced real estate technology company that has recently expanded its suite of services to work directly with real estate agents and brokers. Our service is a needed innovation aimed straight at the heart of real estate agents’ biggest pain point…lead nurturing. The ReadyLead appointment setting and qualifying service is a powerful and innovative product that helps REAs to take back control of their calendars, introducing them to new buyers and sellers every month. Our Inside Sales Agents (ISAs) are qualifying at a 5.07% conversion rate. We can either take your leads and nurture them or generate them for you with our in-house team of PPC experts. We work with many different realtors and brokerages across North America (predominately in the U...
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By JAMES HOOKER, Realtor serving Greater Columbia Area
(eXp Realty, LLC)
  Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains: “The lender will check out your personal finances and issue you a letter confirming the amount you’re eligible to borrow. This not only gives you a firm budget for house hunting, but also lets sellers know you’re qualified to make an offer.” Why does that matter so much today? There are many more buyers looking for homes today than there are homes available for sale, and that’s creating some serious competition. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home is g...
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By Nicholas Nelson, Aspiring RE
(Stella Development and Construction)
This blog is to discuss the potential affects of the raising interest rates and projected home sales and prices
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By Jen Thomson
(Sutton Group Right Way)
Although the winters we have in Oxford County are milder than those in much of Ontario, we all heave a sigh of relief when we can start spending time in the sunshine again. And what better place to enjoy the outdoors everyday than your own backyard? Turning your backyard into your own personal retreat isn’t difficult and can add to your property’s value. In fact, a study by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) found that adding a wooden deck or patio not only helped homeowners enjoy their properties more but actually helped seal the deal with buyers. Read on for some top tips to turn your backyard into a haven for you to enjoy with your friends and family.DeclutterThe first step is to start decluttering. Recycle old furniture or give it a new life by upcycling it. ...
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By Greg Vetter, 30+ year Productivity Speaker, Trainer and Coach
(Vetter Productivity, Inc.)
Tip 60. Keep a clear pathway to your desk.   Do you have to turn slightly or watch where you step just to get to your desk?Think about the width of a doorway. The opening is usually at least 30 inches wide. There’s a reason—so you don’t have to turn your body to fit through it. The same is true about getting to your desk. You need an unobstructed pathway of at least 30 inches to be able to easily glide through to that comfy chair of yours.Every twist, turn, and extra step will cause you to spend more time at the office, and we know how much you like that. Time to clear that path.   Timber!   © Greg Vetter 2022. All rights reserved Photo from
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First, you’ll need to get an accurate, full picture of the extent of the damage. If there is major fire damage, before you enter your home you may need permission from your local fire department. You should also contact your utility provider to let them know about the fire and then call your homeowner’s insurance company to start claims.Next, be sure to document the damage through video, photos, and complete notes. You’ll want to share the information with a fire restoration expert if needed to begin the process of cleanup needed to sell your fire-damaged property. You can do a little bit on your own — open the windows to eliminate smoke, clean hard services — but you’ll likely need some help when it comes down to how to sell my fire-damaged house in Florida.  Selling a Fire Damaged Pro...
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By ALEXIA DALEY, The Hardest Working Agent in this Town!
(REMAX Crosstown-Kempenfelt Group Inc.,)
Offers anytime on this charming FREEHOLD TownHome! Are you tired of renting? This Sun-Filled 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom home, located in a Friendly Neighbourhood AND close to amenities may be exactly what you're looking for. One of the larger models on this street, 6 Parkside features a Freshly painted Main floor, a Large Living Room, Spacious Kitchen for delicious meals, and Bright Dining Room to enjoy meals with family and friends. The convenient Sliding Door right off the Dining area makes it easy to access Deck & Backyard. Enjoy Either The Front Porch with privacy to People Watch Or relax on the back Deck For Peace And Quiet. The updated private ensuite adjoining the primary Bedroom is a delightful space to use. Roof reshingled ( 2013). Steps To Park, Dog walk, and schools make this ho...
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